First Look: ‘Portraiture Now’ at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington

How is identity staged, constructed and explored in contemporary portraiture?

22 Aug 2014

First Look: ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ at the Cantor Arts Center

A new exhibition at Stanford University looks at the changing face of the devil in art

16 Aug 2014

First Look: ‘East of the Wallace Line’ at the Yale University Art Museum

A new exhibition of Indo-Pacific art traces the visual and cultural links between eastern Indonesia and western New Guinea

9 Aug 2014

First Look: ‘Disobedient Objects’ at the V&A

From graffiti writers to puppets, the V&A looks the ingenious objects used as tools for social change

23 Jul 2014

First Look: ‘Discovering Tutankhamun’ at the Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum will offer a new perspective on a famous archaeological find this summer

20 Jul 2014

First Look: ‘Lichtbilder’ at the Städel Museum

The Städel Museum was the first museum to exhibit photographs. This year, it revisits its archive

7 Jul 2014

First Look: From Rococo to Revolution at the Getty Center

French 18th-century drawings from private Los Angeles collections go on display at the Getty

1 Jul 2014

First Look: Barbara Hepworth at Abbot Hall

From Wakefield, to Cornwall, to Greece, Barbara Hepworth was deeply inspired by the landscapes she chose to live and work in

29 Jun 2014

First Look: Fame and Friendship at Waddesdon Manor

Eight versions of Roubiliac’s portrait bust of Alexander Pope have been brought together at Waddesdon Manor

19 Jun 2014

First Look: ‘Making Colour’ at the National Gallery, London

A new exhibition at the National Gallery goes back to basics, to tell the story of the colours and pigments that have shaped art history

16 Jun 2014

First Look: ‘The Pure, Simple and Natural’ at the Uffizi Gallery

The curators introduce an exhibition exploring the taste for naturalism in Italian art

First Look: ‘British And German Art After 1945’ at the Sprengel Museum Hannover

A curator’s introduction to the Sprengel Museum’s upcoming exhibition

11 Jun 2014

First Look: ‘British Folk Art’ at Tate Britain

Tate Britain has looked outside the traditional art-historical canon for its latest show, celebrating folk art in the UK

4 Jun 2014

First Look: ‘Style and Perfection’, Hendrick Goltzius at the Städel Museum

Martin Sonnabend introduces a new exhibition of Dutch Mannerist prints

28 May 2014

First Look: Georges Seurat at the Kröller-Müller Museum

A new display of Georges Seurat’s paintings and drawings opens in the Netherlands this week

21 May 2014

First Look: ‘Mondrian and Colour’ at Turner Contemporary

The exhibition is the first to consider in depth the significance of colour to Piet Mondrian’s early career

19 May 2014

First Look: ‘Degas / Cassatt’ at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

The curator’s introduction to the latest exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

5 May 2014

First Look: ‘Comics Unmasked’ at the British Library

They’re rebellious, experimental and internationally influential: it’s time Britain celebrated its comics

2 May 2014

First Look: ‘Roads of Arabia’ at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

This landmark exhibition examines the cultural impact of ancient trade routes in the Arabian Peninsula

22 Apr 2014

First Look: ‘Goya and the Altamira Family’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

‘Goya and the Altamira Family’ reunites five family portraits by Goya and his collaborator Agustín Esteve

14 Apr 2014

First Look: ‘Somewhat Abstract’ at Nottingham Contemporary

Alex Farquharson tells us more about the exhibition, the artists, and the unexpected origins of the show’s title

10 Apr 2014

First Look: Titian at the Scottish National Gallery

The curator’s introduction to ‘Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Art’

19 Mar 2014

First Look: ‘The Treasure of Naples’ at the Musée Maillol

Exceptional items from the city of Naples will go on display this week at the Musée Maillol

17 Mar 2014